5 Maintenance Tips to Get Your Pool Ready for Summer

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Summer will be here before you know it and the kids will be out of school for a couple months! Is your pool summer ready? It’s important to thoroughly prepare your pool for summer so problems don’t come up when you need your pool the most. The knowledgeable and creative team at Florida Luxury Pools is here to help you open your pool for the summer with a few maintenance preparation tips:


Pool Drain

When’s the last time you drained your pool? Your pool needs to be professionally drained every three to five years for it to operate properly. It’s important to let the professionals handle situations like these, as there many things that could go wrong. Once the pool is empty, you can get in to scrub the flooring, replace lights if needed or anything else you can’t do when your pool is full. Refill when you’re ready by using your own garden hose, or let the experts handle it for you.


Examine Equipment

Most people turn off the filtration system during winter. If you’re one of those people, now’s the time to turn it back on and ensure everything is running as it should. Repair any minor problems you may find before they turn into bigger, more expensive issues. Check for leaks, abnormal wet spots around your pool and weird noises.

If you own a saltwater pool, be sure to clean the chlorine generator. Use a hose to remove mineral build up or residue that has built up over time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate our team of pool experts at Florida Luxury Pools to handle it.


Chemical Check

Do you live in an area with hard water? Has your pool been looking cloudy lately? If so, check your pool for mineral build up before anyone uses it this summer. Built up minerals prevent the chemicals in your pool from doing their job. If you find that your total dissolved solids (TDS) is too high, odds are you’ll have to drain your pool.

If your TDS levels are normal but your pool is still cloudy, check the pH balance, chlorine and salt levels in the water. As for saltwater pools with chlorine generators, your salt levels in the pool need to be checked out. Unless you’re an expert, we suggest giving the job to a professional pool service in Jacksonville, such as Florida Luxury Pools.


Survey Safety

Take a look around your backyard. Do you have fencing around your pool? Make sure all the latches and locks operate properly because you don’t need any kids or pets falling in this summer! Ensure all your pool equipment and chemicals are stored away safely. Your safety equipment should be easily accessible and consist of a lifesaver ring or flotation device and a first aid kit.


If you’re unsure if your pool is summer ready, call your favorite pool service in Jacksonville – Florida Luxury Pools. We’ll do everything in our power to ensure you and your family have a fun, safe time in your swimming pool. Get your preparations out of the way early to maximize your time in the water!